Konjit Berhane

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At This Moment - Poem by Konjit Berhane

At this time at this moment you are reading this
Some one somewhere is infected by HIV virus

At this time at this moment you were done with the two lines
Some one somewhere has died of poverty or disease

At this time at this moment some one’s daughter or son
Are losing their parents and will soon be an orphan

By this time you might be thinking about it
Somewhere some one’s heart is slowing its beat

I am just a poor citizen owns nothing but my hands and feet
And there they dance and drink all night, the elite

Today it could be her, him and generally them
Tomorrow it would be me, you and generally us
Who would be full of sorrow
But help the children of the future
Let them borrow
They will definitely pay you back
When (*If*) they grow


October,16,2005


Comments about At This Moment by Konjit Berhane

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/19/2008 6:18:00 AM)


    An amazing composition in favor of mankind. Love it.10 added. (Report) Reply

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  • Olumide Familusi (2/4/2008 12:17:00 PM)


    Very thought provoking...A letter to the world..Good work, ..keep it goin' (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (12/19/2006 3:14:00 PM)


    Amazing poem, Konjit... brilliantly composed and purposeful.
    Brian
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  • (2/22/2006 7:29:00 AM)


    my dear child, u ll grow as very good poet.poetry is not just about yourself, it is as much about others.and when we speak about others are we not telling something about ourselves as well? keep going.goodluck. (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2006 6:23:00 AM)


    I love this, how true it is aswell. Mary got it spot on - compassionate! Moyax (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2005 10:35:00 AM)


    What a caring poem Konjit! Very compassionate of you to think of others. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2005 9:01:00 AM)


    Beautiful and timely (it is ALWAYS the right time to remind people that they should be thankful!)

    Jon.
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  • (11/15/2005 11:57:00 AM)


    I enjoy at this moment. Very topical at very true...'aT This MoMeNT'...nice write AND graphics (Smile) . (Report) Reply

  • (11/9/2005 9:37:00 AM)


    A very good poem of social concern that reminds us all of the misery and suffering that exists in the world. (Report) Reply

  • (11/9/2005 9:33:00 AM)


    the rich are like this
    not seeing others
    immersed only in their own affairs
    but in the end
    the truth of love and love's concern
    must triumph
    because the deep heart of humanity is good
    a wonderful poem
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  • (11/9/2005 9:19:00 AM)


    A very sweet poem, everyone belongs to the human family, we need to care. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 9, 2005



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